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Female Truck Driver Reports Rape by Co-Driver

Oct
28,
2010
5

It is not an easy subject to talk about but the victim’s voices have to be heard. We have received another report from a female truck driver claiming she was raped by her owner-operator co-driver.  We are still verifying the … Continue reading

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HireRight DAC Services Continues Truck Driver Falsification

Oct
6,
2010
2

If a truck driver falsifies a commercial employment application it is considered a serious violation and could end their career.  If a truck driver falsifies their log book, it is in clear violation of 49 CFR §395.1, yet professional truck … Continue reading

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Entry Level Truck Drivers can make $40,000 per year

Sep
26,
2010
13

According to a recent news report, enrollment is up for truck driving schools and they claim that a new, entry level truck driver can make $40,000 in their first year.  According to the article: “The downside to driving a truck … Continue reading

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HOS Rule Change more serious than CSA

Sep
24,
2010
20

The trucking industry is gearing up for the new safety initiative, now known as simply CSA.  Discussion is abundant over the consequences to trucking companies and truck drivers, with estimates ranging between 100,000 and 300,000 as the number of truckers … Continue reading

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Why Bad Trucking Companies Will Never Change

Sep
23,
2010
24

Veteran truck drivers know the good trucking companies from the bad.  New drivers just starting out have no idea which trucking company is considered a good one and which companies should be avoided.  A big problem among truck drivers, both … Continue reading

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Trucking Across the George Washington Bridge

Aug
26,
2010
2

For many, it is known as simply “The GW” and sooner or later most long haul truckers are going to have it in their sights.  My best advise for new truck drivers who will be tackling the George Washington Bridge … Continue reading

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Hourly Pay for all Truck Drivers

Aug
23,
2010
0

It has been debated by truck drivers waiting in line at the shippers and receivers and over a cup of coffee at their favorite truck stop.  Some like the idea, while others are adamantly against it.  It will likely never … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking Webinars set for September

Aug
19,
2010
0

Truck drivers across the country have been called on by Chapter 61 ministries to be the eyes and ears for the human trafficking crisis in America.  The partnership between the Transport for Christ and Chapter 61 organizations, the Truckers Against … Continue reading

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DOT Medical Drug Screen

Aug
19,
2010
6

Often truck drivers can find themselves in trouble when it comes to the required DOT medical drug screen.  A legal, prescribed drug from your family physician can lead to termination from the trucking company if you fail to follow the … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Face Big Problems with CSA 2010

Aug
10,
2010
4

How serious is the FMCSA’s CSA 2010 for truck drivers and trucking companies?  While many truckers and trucking companies have taken a “wait and see” attitude, Rickey Gooch of PrePaid Legal Services, Inc., and Justice for Truckers, continues to address … Continue reading

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